Protecting yourself while you travel this summer


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Summertime is perfect for visiting the beach, catching up with family, and traveling. Great deals on hotels and flights make visiting new and exciting places more accessible and affordable for everyone. However, there is one problem that travelers should be aware of whether they are staying in a motel or in a five-star penthouse suite: bed bugs.

These pests hide inside of mattresses or furniture, and since they are active at night, you might not know that they are there until you wake up the next morning with bites or irritated skin. If they infiltrate your luggage, they can end up in your home with you. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to protect yourself from bed bugs while you travel:

Read Reviews: Look at online reviews of hotels and pay close attention to any reviews involving insects or bed bugs. The increasing frequency of international travel makes it inevitable that some hotel guests are going to bring along unwanted pests on their clothes or in their luggage. If a review mentions bedbugs, make sure you ask the hotel if they’ve been eliminated.

Stow Your Luggage: When staying in a hotel, do not place your luggage and items on upholstered furniture. Bed bugs are found in soft, warm surfaces, and can leap from one item to another, including your suitcase. If they make their way into the seams of your luggage, you might be taking these bloodsuckers home with you.

Inspect Your Hotel Room: Look around the room for bed bugs. The room itself might be clean, but maids do not always vacuum around and under the furniture. Avoid sitting on couches or carpeted floor, if possible.

Clean Up: Wash all of your clothes and vacuum your suitcases after you return home. It might be a hassle, but it is better to not take chances.

If bedbugs have infested your home, Rest Assured Pest Control has the tools and knowledge to eliminate them. If you have any questions or need a bed bug exterminator in the Baltimore, Maryland area, call us at (410) 317-8510, or visit our website.